Flight compensation due to bad weather on the planes previous flight

Hello - my recent Aer Lingus flight was cancelled and I was put on a flight that arrived 6hours later.  They have denied EC261 due to the plane allegedly being abroad due to bad weather on its previous proposed flight to the airport I was departing from.

I can’t seem to find any advice on here in such a scenario.

Any help most welcome.

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  • eskbanker
    eskbanker Posts: 29,850
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    What were the routings and dates concerned?

    There's no simple one-size-fits-all position on exactly what constitutes extraordinary circumstances that would be sufficient to deny liability, so much will depend on the detail....
  • I was due to flu EI117 on the 11th of Sept.  They say the cancellation of EI117 was reactionary to the previous night's (September 10) cancellation of EI114 (Philadelphia to Dublin) due to significant weather.  Ei114 was due to arrive at 8;25am and 117 take off 12:25
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    What was the weather actually like on those dates?
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    BigRthanU said:
    I was due to flu EI117 on the 11th of Sept.  They say the cancellation of EI117 was reactionary to the previous night's (September 10) cancellation of EI114 (Philadelphia to Dublin) due to significant weather.  Ei114 was due to arrive at 8;25am and 117 take off 12:25
    There'd be a couple of lines of argument that could apply then, i.e. was the weather event on the 10th sufficiently serious to cause a cancellation (of EI114) to be categorised as extraordinary circumstances, and would it be a reasonable expectation that Aer Lingus should have sufficient sparing capacity in its fleet (and crewing) at its primary base to prevent such occurrences from affecting the following day's flights?

    I'd suggest you keep pushing the airline until you get their final response, and then escalate to the Irish aviation regulator if unsatisfied:

    https://www.iaa.ie/consumer-protection/air-passenger-rights
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